Packers NT Guion arrested again

Mike Clemens
June 22, 2017 - 1:21 am

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Green Bay, WI - Packers nose tackle Letroy Guion has been arrested again. This time for a DUI on his 30th birthday in Hawaii.

The Florida native was on vacation in Honolulu when according to KHON TV2 Guion was pulled over by an officer around 4:22am Wednesday near the intersection of Kalakaua Avenue and Lewers Street in Waikiki. He was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant after failing a breathalyzer test. Sources say Guion blew a 0.086%. The legal limit in Hawaii is a blood alcohol limit of 0.08%. A first offense in the state is usually a misdemeanor crime. Guion paid $500 in bail money in order to be released from jail. 

The 6'4" 322lbs. Guion has primarily lined up at nose tackle, but has been also used at the 3 and 5 techniques. Guion, a former Minnesota Viking, had one of his best seasons with Green Bay, appearing in 15 games with a combined 30 tackles, 7 behind the line of scrimmage. With B.J. Raji's sudden retirement, then Mike Pennel's 4 game suspension, (followed by another 4 game suspension for substance abuse,) it was up to Guion and rookie first rounder Kenny Clark to handle the middle of the Packers defensive front in 2016. When the Packers ran out of guards due to injury, it was Guion that Mike McCarthy called into emergency duty to play right guard during the final series in the team's 44-21 loss in Atlanta to the Falcons in the NFC Championship game January 22nd. 

The Packers defensive line depth consists of DT Mike Daniels, LDE/NT Kenny Clark, then Guion. Without him, defensive line coach Mike Trgovac is faced with options like Christian Ringo who has yet to prove he is worthy as a starter, and promising rookie Montravius Adams selected in the 3rd round in April during the NFL Draft.  DT Brian Price has shown some improvement. Veteran Ricky Jean-Francois, signed in free agency from the Redskins, is primarily a back-up or counterpart to Mike Daniels on the outside. 

What will the Packers do with Guion?

Well, he already was slapped with a four game suspension at the start of this season for violating the league's PED policy. That cost him after he had to sign a re-structured deal in March, reducing the three-year $11.5 million dollar extension he signed in February with the team. If convicted for Wednesday's DUI in Hawaii, Guion will most likely face further suspensions from the NFL. Given Mike Pennel, now with the Jets, was released by the Packers at the end of the 2016 season after being suspended twice for substance abuse violations, Guion might be the next veteran nose tackle to be shown the door.  When Pennel was given his second substance abuse suspension of the season last December, McCarthy said "Mike - he has an issue." 

In February, 2015 Guion was arrested during a late night traffic stop in his home state of Florida for possession of a firearm and marijuana. He paid a $5,000 fine and was suspended the first three games of the season by the NFL. During that fall, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel produced a detailed report that Guion had been arrested previously in Florida for similar marijuana charges while a member of the Minnesota Vikings. McCarthy publicly called the newspaper's story "garbage" when asked to comment on it.

Now McCarthy and GM Ted Thompson will have to decide how to respond after Guion has let them down for a third time in just over three years. 

 

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